MANHATTAN, Kan. — The Northeastern Oklahoma A&M men’s rodeo team finished second overall and first among two-year colleges at the 61st annual K-State Rodeo in Weber Arena.

Riders competed against schools in the Central Plains Region and the men’s team

Leading the men’s team in points was freshman Laramie Warren with a third place finished in tie-down roping, and freshman Kyle Eike, who finished third in steer wrestling.

Freshman Maverick Griffin also finished top-10 in bareback riding.

“Our men’s team is pretty young and they competed against 18 other schools at the event,” said NEO head coach Kolby Ungeheuer. “It can be tough for a two-year school to post the same points as a four-year program, but our guys came out second overall and first among two-year schools.”

Following a breakout fall season, freshman Rilee Proffitt tied with freshman teammate Camrin Sellars for fourth in barrel racing.

Freshman Johnna Walls joined them with a top-10 in that event.

Freshman Lauren Brock also had a top-10 finish in goat tying.

“I’m very proud of the rodeo team’s accomplishments at our first spring event,” Ungeheuer said. “We had a bit of a slow fall season, so having seven riders make the short go round is a great way to get the spring season started.”